The soil food web shows what a healthy soil needs in the way of soil life; this ranges from worms, springtails, moles to fungi and bacteria. They all live in a food web and depend on each other and their environment. If we concentrate on nutrition for the plant, the bacteria and fungi in particular are responsible for releasing and dissolving the absorbable minerals for the plant. Here we have the link with chemistry.
Activate soil life
N-xt Fertilizers is one of the companies that develops products that do not harm soil life. Fortunately we know more and more about the beneficial types in the soil and we can promote those by feeding or adding them at specific times. We create a winning combination. Bacteria and fungi on the one hand and fertilisers on the other. This is successful, because they work with organic acids instead of salts. This offers the opportunity to maintain natural processes and even improve them. Furthermore, they combine it with the products that feed the crop.
Everything in nature has a carbon-nitrogen ratio which ensures that the soil food web continuously cycles and releases nitrogen. Plants benefit if they are in the right place. If we have enough nitrogen in the soil, it is a case of activating and using these processes. Dealing differently with our soil and the products we administer. Sounds simple enough, but virtually nobody does it.